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Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
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Gubo, Qi; Xiuli, Xu; Ting, Zuo; Xiaoyun, Li; Keke, Chen; Xiaowei, Gao; Miao, Ji; Lin, Liu; Miankui, Mao; Jingsong, Li; Yiching, Song; Zhipu, Long; Min, Lu; Juanwen, Yuan; Vernooy, Ronnie – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2008
This article describes and reflects on a novel course developed at China Agricultural University to introduce Community-Based Natural Resource Management at the postgraduate level. This course, part of a larger educational renewal initiative addressing the current reform of China's higher education system, was developed through a participatory…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Barnum, Carol M.; Philip, Kavita; Reynolds, Alison; Shauf, Michele S.; Thompson, Theresa Mae – Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, 2001
Recounts a technical writing institute presented by a delegation of North American technical communication faculty to Chinese English as a foreign language teachers. Discusses planning the 10-day technical writing institute; challenges and assumptions about teaching technical communication in China; institute lectures and activities; and institute…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact
Faccini, Benedict; Combes, Bernard – 1998
Early childhood development is increasingly viewed as an affirmation of children's rights. This report describes the concept of early childhood development and presents several viewpoints regarding early childhood care and development, parenting, and approaches to early education. The report also presents 10 case studies of programs to enhance the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education
Bhola, H. S. – 1984
Advocating the literacy campaign as the most appropriate and adequate means for dealing with large-scale illiteracy, this book presents eight case studies of national campaigns as examples and illustrations of this approach. The book notes that mass literacy campaigns are not the exclusive province of any particular ideology, but are possible…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries
Ranaweera, A. Mahinda; And Others – 1989
Nonformal approaches to primary education in developing countries are described in detail in the hope that the discussion will benefit decision makers and planners confronting situations marked by mass rural illiteracy, urban marginalization, employment of young children, and ethnic and cultural differences between minorities and the majority…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Herzig, Margaret McCarthy – 1984
A five-year project that used evidence from a variety of disciplines and cultures to develop a framework to help educational policymakers identify ways of achieving the full range of human potential in a given population is described. The project sponsor is an international non-profit institution dedicated to the cause of disadvantaged children…
Descriptors: Biology, Case Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context